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Laura H. Pulliam

Member, Louisville

Laura has been with SKO since 2000, co-chairing the Intellectual Property practice and serving as a member of the Business Services, Securities & Corporate Governance, and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of commercial, corporate and intellectual property transactions, with a focus on developing efficient, cost-effective strategies for balancing competing business concerns.

Her intellectual property experience includes assistance with selecting and protecting trademarks and other branding elements, trademark and copyright registration, software and technology agreements, domain name and e-commerce issues, licensing relationships and trademark enforcement. She also advises public and private companies in the areas of securities compliance, Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance, business entity formation and mergers and acquisitions. She routinely drafts and reviews agreements that combine commercial and intellectual property issues such as distribution, supply, joint venture, licensing, consulting and service arrangements.

Laura is listed as a “Leading Lawyer for Business” by Chambers USA.  She has been named a “Kentucky Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property and a “Top Lawyer” by Louisville Magazine in the International Trade and Securities areas.

Laura is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations, the Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the International Trademark Association. She has served on the Education Policy Committee for Greater Louisville Inc., and as a mentor for the University of Louisville’s Board of Overseers Mentoring Program. She is a Focus Louisville graduate and a former volunteer for Every 1 Reads.

University of Cincinnati College of Law
2000, J.D.
Indiana University
1997, B.S.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky


  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer for Business, Intellectual Property, 2015-2016
  • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer, International Trade Law and Securities Law, 2012-2014; 2016
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®,  Rising Star, 2013-2014; 2015-present 


  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County
  • Greater Louisville Inc. Education Advisory Committee
  • Leadership Louisville Center
  • University of Louisville Board of Overseers Mentoring Program, mentor, 2008-2011
  • Every 1 Reads Initiative, volunteer, 2004-2005
  • Focus Louisville, participant, 2004
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Work Highlights

Information Technology Agreements

SKO reviews and negotiates agreements relating to clients’ information technology systems, including data security, privacy protections and service level agreements.

Acquisition of Multi-National Tobacco Supplier

Represented a major corporation in its purchase of the shares of a multi-national tobacco supplier headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The supplier and its subsidiaries are major suppliers of tobacco to the cigar and smokeless products industry. The transaction involved operations located in Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Paraguay and The Philippines, with subsidiaries located in those and other jurisdictions.

Merger of Fire, Energy & Security Systems Companies

Represented the owners of an installer and servicer of fire, energy and security monitoring systems for governmental customers in a merger.

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News Seminars
Selecting and Protecting Trademarks: Assumed Names and Domain Names in the United States, University of Kentucky Business Associations Law Institute, Feb. 2009
Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Greater Louisville Inc. Small Business Development Center, 2002
SKO Hemp Seminar, Oct. 29, 2019